Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 2, Episode 3

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 3: Cheaty Cheaty Bang Bang

This one starts with Veronica attending a meeting of the Future Business Leaders of America, a school group her Guidance Counselor suggested she join to pad her stats for college. Aside from her, the class is all rich kids (Duncan, Logan, Dick, Beaver) and the teacher (Mr. Pope) introduces the guest speaker for today … Dick Casablancas Sr., Dick and Beaver’s dad. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 2, Episode 3”

Comics Reviews: JLA 217, Legion of Super-Heroes 302, New Teen Titans 34, All-Star Squadron 24

JLA 217 coverJustice League of America #217 – “All the Elements of Disaster” – Paul Kupperberg/Chuck Patton/Romeo Tanghal

This one starts in Atlantis, with a seaquake that rocks the city. Vulko tells Aquaman their seismic monitors detected nothing unusual before the quake and Aquaman suspects the quake is centered on the spot where the original city of Atlantis lies long-buried. He’s right and he almost gets blasted by a multi-coloured beam of energy shooting up from a crack in the sea floor. Aquaman realizes he needs help and signals the JLA. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 217, Legion of Super-Heroes 302, New Teen Titans 34, All-Star Squadron 24”

Comics Reviews: Superman 386, Action 546, DC Comics Presents 60, Warlord 72

Superman 386 coverSuperman #386 – “Luthor Lashes Back” – Cary Bates/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

This one starts with Lex Luthor’s battle-suit flying around Metropolis by itself, freaking out citizens. Luthor is heading into the Galaxy Building, where Perry White almost recognizes him but figures Luthor wouldn’t be bold enough to just stroll right in. A guard feels the same way, but knows it really is Luthor when he phases right through the wall. He phases into Clark Kent’s office (tossing Justin Moore out on his ass) and tells Clark he has a front page story for him. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 386, Action 546, DC Comics Presents 60, Warlord 72”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 2, Episode 2

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 2: Driver Ed

This one starts with Veronica contemplating the big bus crash from the end of last episode. We find out that everyone on the bus died except, who’s alive but unconscious, like Gerald Ford. (Sorry, old Airplane joke.) Meg’s in a coma and Veronica feels guilty, not just for avoiding the accident by dumb luck, but because Meg might’ve avoided it too if she’d still been dating Duncan. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 2, Episode 2”

Toy Nostalgia

Over at Back in the Bronze Age, Redartz showed some pix of various action figure-type toys he’s kept for years. That got me thinking about some of the stuff I have lying around, so I dug out a few relics and took some pix of my own. You can click on the images for a closer view. Continue reading “Toy Nostalgia”

Comics Reviews: Batman 362, Detective 529, Batman & the Outsiders 1, Firestorm 15

Batman 362 coverBatman 362 – “When Riddled by the Riddler” – Doug Moench/Don Newton/Alfredo Alcala

This one starts with a reporter doing a story on wine production. She’s shown the process called remuage—turning the bottles to sediment collects on the corks instead of at the bottom—which is also known as “riddling” the wine. Coincidentally (or not), one of the workers is Edward Nigma, the Riddler, and seeing the reporter’s interest in the riddling process gives him the inspiration to go back to his criminal ways. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 362, Detective 529, Batman & the Outsiders 1, Firestorm 15”

Comics Reviews: Flash 323, Wonder Woman 305, Green Lantern 166, Jonah Hex 74

Flash 323 coverFlash #323 – “Run Flash—Run for Your Wife” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Rodin Rodriguez

Last issue, Barry Allen proposed to his girlfriend Fiona Webb and they decided to skip the long engagement and get married right away. This issue opens with Firestorm and Wonder Woman discussing the hasty decision on the JLA Satellite. Firestorm is kinda pissed off that Flash didn’t give his Justice League pals more notice, but Wonder Woman says Flash is lucky to have found someone else he loves after losing his first wife Iris (in issue 275), so he’s entitled to do things however he wants. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 323, Wonder Woman 305, Green Lantern 166, Jonah Hex 74”